同外國客溝通話咁易 講一口流利英文 3個必學秘訣|經一專欄

同外國客溝通話咁易 講一口流利英文 3個必學秘訣|經一專欄

經一專欄】返工一定有機會要同下其他外國客用英文溝通,除咗講公事之外,其實都可以搭吓咀,吹下水嘅。想人地聽得舒服,自己講得順口,一定要同阿滴學吓點可以講得似個Native speaker啦!有以下三大招,輕輕鬆鬆講出Native speaker嘅Style。

撰文:阿滴英文 | 圖片:unsplash

多用contraction(縮詞)

用咗縮詞聽起好自然好順耳,又唔係好難用喎。

所謂嘅縮詞,就係簡單到連小學雞都識嘅英文。

例如:

He is → He’s
She is → She’s
You are → You’re
I am → I’m

流利英文, Native speaker, 阿滴英文, 溝通
圖片:unsplash

不過,仲有一啲係平日唔會寫嘅,例如:

Want to → wanna
Going to → gonna
Got to → gotta
Kind to → kinda

多用linked sound(連音)

有咩情況可以用到linked sound呢?就係當一個字嘅尾同另一個字嘅頭係一樣嘅時候,就可以用linked sound啦!好似都好複雜咁,睇個例子就會明架啦!
例如:

Flat tire → 中間都有個T,所以讀出嚟都會連住
What do you do? → 連住讀就變成 What ”to” you do?
Not at all → 連住讀就變成Not tat tall

流利英文, Native speaker, 阿滴英文, 溝通
圖片:unsplash

用word stress(重音)

Word stress就係一個單字或者一句句子嘅重點,因為英文字嘅音節多,所以重音埋得啱都好影響你講得似唔似個Native speaker。你不會說BaNaNa,你會說Banana,自然的把nana輕讀。
例如:

i. PHO-tograph
ii. pho-TO-grapher
iii. photo-GRAPH-ic

以上三個字雖然係好似樣,但係個重音就好唔同,一個唔覺意就好容易搞錯,讀起嚟就好奇怪架啦!

英文真係好鬼「打耳」,一個字有好多個解釋,有時明明知啲字點解,偏偏加埋一句就係唔明。有時聽唔明又唔好意思問,不過唔使驚啦,今集阿滴會同大家講下幾個英文常聽嘅雙關語,下次再聽到就唔會get 錯晒啦!

Bear with me

如果直譯咪解「同我一齊熊」? 唔好講笑啦,都唔知你講乜。呢個Bear係動詞,意思係忍受,成句係解「請忍我一陣」或者「請等我一陣」。
例子:Please bear with me while I catch your fish.

流利英文, Native speaker, 阿滴英文, 溝通
圖片:unsplash

It’s sick

Sick 除咗可以講「病」之外,仲有其他意思架。It’s sick可以解為「超正好勁」,下次聽到人講It’s sick 就唔好會錯意啦。
例子:Did you see the game yesterday. It was sick!

Nailed it

Nail 意思係「釘」,咁Nailed it唔通係解「釘啲嘢上去」?梗係唔係啦,真正嘅意思係「成功咗某件事」。如果你成功見成份工,你就可以高呼Nailed it!
例子:Of course I Nailed it!

流利英文, Native speaker, 阿滴英文, 溝通
圖片:unsplash

I don’t buy it

當聽到人地講呢句係咪有啲驚呢? 無端端買咩嘢啫?其實人地嘅意思係「我唔信你呀!」或者係「你說服唔到我」嘅意思。
例子:I don’t buy it, no way.

I feel you.

明明三個字都好簡單,不過點睇呢句個樣都係怪怪地,好似冇頭冇尾咁。原本佢係解「我明白你」,如果有朋友好sad,你都可以同佢講I feel you。
例子: I feel you bro. Bubby for life.

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